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Response to EconGreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 08:29 AM

7. Florida is looking at medical marijuana

Florida has a pretty effective organization in place, it looks like, retiree activists who have been building a case in the public's mind. And Florida has a large tourism industry, so, after seeing what is happening in CO - maybe. Crist, the robo-dem, supports mmj while his teabagging opponent does not.

Last year someone in the LA house tried to introduce leg. to reform sentencing for mj, iirc, I posted about it in this forum.. but it didn't pass.

At the least lawmakers could look at revising sentencing. In Louisiana, you can spend life in prison if you are convicted of possession three times b/c of the three strikes law.

Someone should name it the Louis Armstrong Memorial law...

Hemp is good as phytoremediation. Takes heavy metals out of soils. oil.

Hempís industrial uses in the production of food, fuel, and fiber are widely documented, but few people are aware of Hempís potential as a remediator. Why is Hemp superior to other phytoremediators? Hemp grows quickly, reaching full harvest in just 180 days and produces a root ball extending into the ground from 6 to 8 feet. At that level, toxins can be extracted without the need to remove any of the contaminated top soil, thus avoiding the expense of transportation to offsite disposal facilities. Other factors making Hemp the champion of remediates are its ability to grow unaffected by the toxins it accumulates, its fast rate of absorption and its ability to bind compound contaminants from the air and the soil. Hemp actually removes CO2 from the air as it removes heavy metals and other pollutants from the soil.


http://www.hemp.com/2012/06/soil-contamination-phytoremediation-with-hemp/

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